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Veteran actor, and voice of some of your favourite commericals and TV, Morgan Freeman has signed on to join the Joseph Kosinski directed Oblivion. Based on the Radical Publishing comic book series also created by Kosinski, Freeman will star along side Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko in the Universal Pictures feature.

Based on the comic series and scripted by William Monahan and Karl Gajdusek, the film is currently undergoing rewrites thanks to Little Miss Sunshine screenplay writer Michael Arndt. For those of us that have never read Oblivion, the film is as follows:

In a future where the Earth’s surface has been irradiated beyond recognition, the remnants of humanity live above the clouds, safe from  the brutal alien Scavengers that stalk the ruins. But when surface drone repairman Jak discovers a mysterious woman in a crash-landed pod, it sets off an  unstoppable chain of events that will force him to question everything he knows.

Sounds like a riot, blended with a mass of CGI and melancholy drama, but it could be a sleeper hit. Oblivion is scheduled for a July 19, 2013 release and it’s unsure what part Freeman will be playing, but it’s safe to say he’ll have a speaking role no matter what.

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Film

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